HND in Art and Design

Qualification: BTEC HND
Level 5

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About the course

This is a practical course that would particularly benefit those with a desire to work in the creative arts industry or are currently working within the profession. It will provide you with a range of creative experiences and will enable you to experiment and develop skills in drawing, painting, textiles, fashion, photography, printing, graphics and sculpture/3D methods. The course ends with a professional art exhibition where you can showcase your work to the public, local employers and higher education institutions.

You would be required to attend college on Wednesday's and Thursday's 10.00am – 4:30pm

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What you will learn

You will be supported in developing a highly individual, ideas based portfolio, pursuing your own specialist interests including theory, materials and techniques.

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Critical Study in Art and Design or Ideas In Context
  • References and Sources in Art and Design
  • Communication with Images in Art and Design
  • Commissioned Fine Art Work
  • Development of a Fine Art Identity
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Personal Development Through Drawing
  • A specialist area of Art & Design based on your choice
  • Well equipped art studios
  • Large and fully equipped photography studio
  • Photography dark room
  • Suite of Apple Macs
  • Gallery exhibition space

100% Coursework/practical assessment

Entry requirements
  • Level 4 qualification in art, design, photography, media or other relevant subject and
  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (including English and maths) and 1 A-Level in a creative subject
  • Mature students through interview, portfolio and a literacy and numeracy test
  • Portfolio of work to be presented at interview

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
12/09/18 10.00 – 16:30 (Wed & Thu) 1 year Main £3750* Eligible for Higher Education Loan
What next?
  • Top up to a degree at university
  • Freelance work
  • Work in graphic design, illustration, fine art, fashion, textiles, 3D design, interior design, animation, art history, digital media, curatorship, art journalism or teaching